• Alan Anderson attended the AMSEN Annual Meeting in Accra, Ghana on May 7–12, 2017.

  • Sarah Rich participated in the Conference on the Role of the Diaspora in the Revitalization of African Higher Education at Harvard University on March 30–31, 2017.

  • Arlen Hastings and Sarah Rich visited AMSEN nodes at the University of Ghana and the Federal University of Technology in Akure, Nigeria and attended meetings at the African Development Bank Headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire and the African Academy of Sciences in Nairobi, Kenya from January 23–February 3, 2017. Sarah's AfDB presentation can be viewed here.
  • Arlen Hastings participated in the 27th TWAS General Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda on November 14-17, 2016.

  • Members of the AMSEN and RISE-AFNNET nodes at the University of Nairobi attended a networking dinner with SIG Program Manager Sarah Rich at Mash Park Hotel in Nairobi on November 10, 2016.

  • RISE-AFNNET MSc graduate Dr. Johnson Nasimolo, PhD student at University of Nairobi and USDA Faculty Exchange Fellow at Michigan State University, visited and attended meetings at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University, and University of Pennsylvania on October 25-28, 2016.

  • Sarah Rich, SABINA graduate Dr. Benjamin Kumwenda, and WIO-RISE graduate Ms. Sophie Randriamahefasoa spoke at Planet Earth Institute's #ScienceAfrica UnConference, held in London on September 14, 2016.

  • SIG held the final Carnegie-IAS RISE meeting on April 19-22, 2016 at the Hilton Nairobi, Kenya.

  • Sarah Rich participated in the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) Global Gathering in Dakar, Senegal from March 8-10, 2016. Four RISE students represented their countries and the program at this event; read more here.

  • Arlen Hastings participated in the International Foundation for Science (IFS) Collaborative Research Conference in Nairobi, Kenya on February 17-19, 2016.
  • RISE-AFNNET PhD graduate Dr. Faith Mabiki — currently Senior Lecturer at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in Tanzania — and RISE-AFNNET SUA Node Coordinator Prof. Robinson Mdegela made presentations at Konnect2Africa's Pioneering STEM in Africa Summit, held at the Royal Society in London on December 3-4, 2015.

  • Arlen Hastings participated in the 26th TWAS General Meeting in Vienna, Austria from November 17-21, 2015.

  • Arlen Hastings and Sarah Rich created and spoke at New Perspectives: IAS and the Developing World, Simons Hall, Institute for Advanced Study, November 10, 2015. Phillip Griffiths also spoke at the event.

  • Arlen Hastings and Sarah Rich traveled to University of Michigan on September 15-16, 2015 for meetings with Dr. Nkem Khumbah, Executive Curator of the Next Einstein Forum (NEF).

  • Prof. Kiama Gitahi (RISE-AFNNET Node Coordinator, University of Nairobi) represented RISE at the launch of the Alliance for Accelerating Science in Africa (AESA) in Nairobi, Kenya on September 10, 2015.

  • Leila Dougan traveled to Kampala, Uganda from August 31–September 4, 2015 to conduct video interviews of RISE scientists based at Makerere University.

  • Arlen Hastings and Sarah Rich presented on RISE at the 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship Summit Expo on August 4 from 2:00-4:30 p.m. at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street NW, Washington, DC.

  • Alan Anderson travelled to Tanzania from July 4-14, 2015. He met with and interviewed RISE staff, students, and graduates based at the Institute of Marine Sciences (IMS-UDSM) in Zanzibar, University of Dodoma, Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in Morogoro, and University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM).

  • Sarah Rich, AMSEN PhD student Gloria HlongwaneSABINA PhD student Liberata Mwita, and AMSEN graduate Dr. John Mwero traveled to London to speak at the Planet Earth Institute #scienceAfrica UnConference on July 21, 2015: "Africa’s scientific independence: No more business as usual." Handouts from the RISE events: workshop & private, high-level sponsored lunch.

  • Arlen Hastings and Sarah Rich represented SIG at COREViP 2015Serena Hotel, Kigali, Rwanda, June 2-5, 2015.

  • RISE-SSAWRN graduates Drs. Moseki R. Motsholapheko and Paul K. Mensah were Duke University Spring 2015 Africa Initiative Visiting Scholars. They resided at Duke from March 22 to May 21, 2015. Drs. Motsholapheko and Mensah visited Princeton University, the Institute for Advanced Study, and Rutgers University from May 6-10.

  • Dr. Kétévi Assamagan of Brookhaven National Laboratory gave a talk at Princeton University on April 24, 2015 on the Biennial African School of Fundamental Physics and Applications.

  • Arlen Hastings and Sarah Rich presented on RISE at Working with Africa, Differently on Friday, April 10 at the Princeton Theological Seminary Library in Princeton, NJ. The forum showcased four area organizations (Friends of the Soko FundGAIA at Trinity, Science Initiative Group at IAS, and Princeton in Africa) that are taking creative approaches to promoting African economic, scientific and social development.

  • Freelance journalist Leila Dougan travelled to Johannesburg and Pretoria, South Africa from April 6-10, 2015 to conduct video interviews of RISE scientists based at University of the Witwatersrand and University of Pretoria.

  • Sarah Rich and Arlen Hastings presented on RISE at the 2015 Conference of the National Society of Black Physicists, "Re-Visioning the Future of Scientific Leadership," which was held at the Hilton Baltimore Hotel, Baltimore, MD on February 25-28, 2015.

  • Arlen Hastings participated in the World Bank Regional Workshop for the Eastern and Southern Africa Higher Education Centers of Excellence (ACE II), co-hosted by Tanzania's Ministry of Education and Vocational Training (MoEVT) and held at the Serena Hotel in Dar es Salaam on January 13-14, 2015.